How to Win Your Weekends and Head into the Workweek with Peace and Clarity

“What are you doing this weekend?”

Don’t know yet?

If you’re like me, your answer runs the gamut of shouting, “Nothing! I need to chill!” to having a full-on list of everything that got neglected during your busy workweek.

Because let’s face it, you’re killing it during the workweek, boasting no shortage of lists, bullet journals, and meetings; check it off, and boom, boom, boom, you’re a master of productivity.

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Reflecting on #TeamWeek

It’s a pretty usual Monday morning – waking up to the weekly routine (6am power walk followed by coffee and digging in to the week’s plan, emails, and daily focus time) – except it’s not. I’m wanting to hold onto last week a little longer and savor the yumminess.

bldg313Nope, wasn’t vacation. And though we did win a contract (always worth savoring) – it’s not that. Last week was my brainchild for holding the team together spread out by miles, trying to maintain the level of teamwork, collaboration and intentional strong culture we need to succeed and thrive – #TeamWeek.

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Are Pandora and Ticketfly Really Changing Ticketing Forever?

Yesterday, everyone in the ticketing world gasped a little – though not from surprise – that the venture-grabbing little brother to Ticketmaster, Ticketfly, was snatched up in a staggering $450 million acquisition by music streaming giant, Pandora.

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It was no surprise that Ticketfly was priming to flip from the start; in fact, the run of endless capital seemed to go on for so long, some scratched our heads, wondering “When? And who?” Continue reading

5 Steps to a More Balanced, Highly Productive Morning

One of my morning reads recently was a blog post from Dale Partridge about his 5 Steps To An INSANELY Productive Morning.

Dale, I love your book (People Over Profit) and your blog (thedailypositive.com). Your angle on life and business is right on. But while your post had some good ideas, I frankly wanted to crawl back into bed in the fetal position just thinking about implementing your regimented steps!

I began crafting this post for those of us who aren’t cut from the same cloth as you. We, too, desire to wake up and face the day with a plan that will start and end with productivity — and yet not lose track of that balance we work so hard to keep. Continue reading

Millennials on the Rise: How this new era of historic theatre managers is changing the game

Last week, I attended the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) annual conference in Nashville. Several hundred of us meet annually with an aggressive agenda: tour historic theatres in the cities we meet in; connect with other people who, like us, love the often crumbling theatres we work in; equip ourselves with new ideas and knowledge; and connect with industry providers who offer Continue reading

The Eye of the Tiger

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People often ask me about why my business has succeeded where others have failed. We’re a privately-funded 2003 startup and still hold 90% of the company in an industry where market share is bought (and ownership diluted) with venture and angel cap. Here we are, 12 years later, still playing and winning against the largest entertainment company in the world.

I usually answer something like, “We’re still here because we didn’t quit.” Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Continue reading

Just Imagine (My response to the Hillary Conundrum)

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As a female business leader and entrepreneur, intimately interested in furthering opportunities for women to succeed and be paid equally with our male counterparts, it’s a no-brainer that I will comment and weigh in on Hillary’s presidential campaign.

First, in full disclosure, I’m a registered Democrat. So of course I’m happy to have my own party putting what will (likely) be the first woman at the head of the presidential ticket. Continue reading

Fighting to Play

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Most people that know me know that I’m the proud mother of three beautiful, bright young women.

When my girls were younger, I encouraged them to follow their dreams and build the future that they wanted. As a working mom, I could only hope that I led by example—that they would see they could enter the workforce as a woman and not come up against discrimination.

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Staying Angry: 3 Things to do to Give Women Opportunity

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I grew up in the 70’s—a time I think was a pretty fantastic to be a kid. My generation didn’t go off to war, survived inflation but not a depression, had a strong and normal middle class, and feared nothing at school except a bad grade.

However, I never realized—until I was about twelve and in sixth grade —that women and girls didn’t have the same opportunities as men and boys. I dreamed of being a doctor, a lawyer, or a TV news reporter, without knowledge or thought of the glass ceiling.

But then Little League happened. While I didn’t play baseball (basketball and track, yes), I had a good friend who did. Penny wanted to play baseball, and since there were no girls teams to play on at the time, she wanted to join the boys team.

Penny’s quest to play Little League with the boys became a big story in my small world. She was fiery, insistent and knew she could outplay many of the boys on the team. But when she showed up to join, she was turned away. For lack of . . . Continue reading

Women in the Arts – Nominate a Candidate

I received an email recently from the International Arts Magazine promoting their special “Women in the Arts” issue.

Editor Maria Roberts sent out a call for “outstanding and interesting women: not just artists and performance, but anyone working in the sector across admin roles, backstage, front-of-house, directors…”, pointing out that she regularly attends seminars and is shocked to be one of only a few women present. Continue reading